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25 Interesting Facts About Fort Worth

Facts About Fort Worth

  • Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas and the 12th-largest city in the United States.
  • The city of Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.
  • USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.
  • The city has a total area of 349.2 square miles, of which 342.2 square miles are land and 7.0 square miles are covered by water.
  • Fort Worth was the last place John F. Kennedy gave a public speech before his assassination.
  • Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway is one of the largest racing facilities in the nation, with seating for nearly 155,000 spectators.
  • Bonnie and Clyde used to use the Stockyards Hotel as a hideout spot, in Fort Worth.
  • The city’s cattle drive is the only one in the world that takes place twice daily.
  • Fort Worth has a total of 263 parks with 179 of those being neighbourhood parks.
  • Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of the popular TV reality show American Idol, was born in Fort Worth.
  • 60 per cent of America’s paper money is printed at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth
  • Fort Worth was a stop on the Chisholm Trail used for cattle transport, earning it the name “Cowtown.”
  • Kelly Clarkson was born in Fort Worth.
  • Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, first held in 1962.
  • The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Texas.
  • Former President John F. Kennedy gave his last public speech in Fort Worth in 1963, before leaving for Dallas where he was assassinated.
  • Fort Worth lies at a mean elevation of 216 meters above sea level.
  • Fort Worth is twinned with the following sister cities Reggio Emilia, Italy; Nagaoka, Japan; Trier, Germany; Bandung, Indonesia; Budapest, Hungary; Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Eswatini; Guiyang, China & Nîmes, France.
  • Fort Worth is located in North Texas and has a generally humid subtropical climate. It is part of the Cross Timbers region; this region is a boundary between the more heavily forested eastern parts and the rolling hills and prairies of the central part.
  • The estimated population of Fort Worth is 874,401, as of 2019.
  • Fort Worth contains over 1,000 natural gas wells.
  • The Fort Worth Zoo, which was opened in the year 1909 was the first zoo to be developed in the state of Texas State.
  • The biggest private Civil War collection is in the Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth city.
  • American singer-songwriter John Denver graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth.
  • The city of Fort Worth began as Camp Worth on the bank of the Trinity River in 1849.
Facts About Fort Worth
Facts About Fort Worth

 

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